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Coral Spot Fungus

Observed: 24th February 2010 By: Julie Northey
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student

Orange blobs on dead tree trunk


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Name your Fungus

I do not think that this is Coral-spot Fungus, this fungus resembles red pimples on the bark. I think this is probably Tremella mesenterica Yellow brain fungus


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I'm with you Alladell
Coral spot is small to tiny, smooth red pimples on dead wood.
Although common names of plants and fungi can often get applied very differently as you travel the country.

Coral spot is nectria cinnabarina.